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THE ABGUS. WEDNESDAY. aPU i L, . 1891.
THE AUG US.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1M4 Second Ave
nue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter. -
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WT character, political or relWrtoo. man hare
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ocies will be printed over fictitious signatures
anonymous communications not noticed.
t5rTPondence solicited rom every township
I n Rock Island county.
Wednesday, Aprh. 8, 1891.
Queer Victoria's month's sojourn at
Grasse. in the Maritime Alps, will cost
somewhere between $50,009 and $100,
000. Probably only one person will
know the exact figures, namely, the
queen's director of continental journeys,
who makes all the arrangements and pays
St. Louis Republic: As long aa balf
a million foreigners come to this country
annually, placing themselves voluntarily
under oar laws and receiving the same
protection that is given our own citizens,
it is not probable that the United States
can be embroiled abroad on account of a
single mob outbreak. There will never
be any disposition to evade responsibility
for acts of mob violence which the
authorities failed to check, provided the
claims are pat forward in the regular
AekaewIedceBSFBtarthe Pre Work.
The editor of Thk Argus is in receipt
from Hon. Ernest Meyer, of the Thirty
six district, of an acknowledgement from
the stalwart 101 democratic members of
the present legislature, of the service of
the democratic press during the campaign
for the election of a United States sena
tor, terminating in the election of Gen.
Palmer. The acknowlegement is ap
pended in full:
SpRinexiBLD. 111., March 18. 1891.
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members of the Thirty seventh general
assembly, state of Illinois, tender our
heartful thanks, to the democratic news
papers of the state of Illinois, and the
United States, who aided and enchuraged
us. in the political battle, which ended
with the election, of the choice of the
people of the state of Illinois, John M.
Palmer to the senate of the United States:
Ernest Mayer G Vt Curtis
George B Parsons Thomas P Herns
JT M msbback J A Kwaeicroch
II C Picker
T B Carton
Joneph A OTlonnell
John T Norswortliy
J M Hambaugh
James A Smith
Jnmes H Farrell
B P Preston
J J Town send
W J Kcnney
James O Oarrctt
Frank H Jones
J W Arnold
J C Donnelly
Jacob J Kera
I B Craig
Jnmes P Wilson
Elijah 8 Shirley
John W Springer
Edward T Nuonan
a t vennara
B H Dona'dfon
M N Webb
R N Ramsay
J L Geher
John P Rowand
William G Dawkins
William H Faires.
J W Allison
J W White, of Tazewtll.
Solomon Van Pruug
J H Wateoa
J W Hunter
William N Myers
W S Smith
Clayton E Crafts
J T Pollock
liinim r Mtinmway
Edward L McDonald John A Kowhu
Joseph W Ricacrt -F E W Brink
M L Newell Peter Selbert
A J Reavill Bn F Caldwell
DWKarraker W M Farmer
A O Connor J w Copiincr
S W WrifMil. rr Stephen D .May
Henry 1 jnn-en Henry P I'nrmorty
William K Burns A W Wells
Joseph P Mulioncy James P tninn
Wm H.Lyman, of Cook John F "Mniley
A A Leeper Luther M Deutlxim
William Burke I) c Enslow
George W Vinton
Two immenMt, jet black women in gor
geous plaid dresses, red and blue and
yellow bonnets and imitation monkey
hair shoulder capes, boarded a Detroit
street car the other day, each with a huge
market banket on her arm.
Dropping into their seats with the
boskets at their feet, one of them said to
the other in a weary tone:
"La, Mis' "Wintah bottom, how ti'ed I
is ob all dis heah Bahtdety. I'se jess been
on de lope all wintah. I'se plum sick of
"I is, too, Mis' Snow. Tse jesa been a
gaUopin' to dis an' a racin' ter dat de
hull endoorin' time. An' I nebbah cared
much fo' sahsiety nohow."
"Nor I. I ain't no wish ter be a sah
siety pusson, but bit jess seems like one
got ter go or else 'fend one's fren's. I
nebbah did care fo' sahsinty. Ob co'se I
like ter see my fren's, but when bit comes
ter dis rfglar fash'nable sahsiety I been
in all wintah I don't go much on hit."
"Now yo's talkin' sense, Mis' Snow,
yo' jess air. Dis is de las' wintah I"se
gwine ter f row myse'f right into sahsiety
like I'se been doin. Ez I say, I been on
de lope all wintah ter dis pahty an' to
dat 'ception, bnt I'se gwine ter break off
from bit all next wintah."
"So'b I. I'se seen an' beerd all I keers
to of fine sahsiety an oh, is dis your
Tes; goodby. See yon at de Jacksin's
And the careworn "sahsiety" ladies
separated. Detroit Free Press.
Expense No Object. ,
I am not permitted to give my author
ity for this anecdote, but it is true. A
woman who is not unknown in fashion
able society, where Bhe reigns by right
of riches over a little queendom of loyal
admirers and admiressea, had an affec
tion of the throat, bnt was not too ill to
eeo her physician. After making an ex
amination he said:
"Madam, I shall have to touch two or
three of the affected spots with nitrate
"Oh, doctor, please don't do that," she
said. "Use nitrato of gold; the expense
is immaterial." San Francisco Exam
iner, i .
ID ARMY FORTH.
By CHAELES XISQt, U. E. A,
Author of "The Colonel's Daughter," "Tht
Deserter," "Prom the Rank,'' "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Sold ers."
(Copyright, 1SC0, by J. B. TJpplncott Company,
Phijidelphia, and published by sped il arrange
ment with tLnnvl
For a minute she vxia held in clone cm
brace. When it was generally understood
around Fort Ryan the following after
noon that Mr. Heara had take a the first
train and gone after the regiment early
that morning people were Koniewhat
surprised. Along toward gurnet the la
dies began to think it time somebody
went to call at the Lanes' and t ee why it
was that neither Mrs. Lane nor Miss
Marshall had been abroad d tring the
day. Incidentally, too, it mig it be pos
sible to find out whether congratula
tions were in order. Nobody could ac
count for the sudden departure of the
lieutenant. Kenyon knew of it of course,
bnt to all questions wonld only reply, aa
thongh in surprise:
"Go? Why, of conrso ho went! What
else would you expect of a man like
Hearn? He waa all ready to join his
regiment why shouldn't ho go?"
Still, as Mr. Hearn had not rc id a word
abont going, even when quest toned the
night before, every woman at Ryan felt
sure there was some .sudden r( ason, and
equally sure that Miss Marshall, if she
only wonld, could tell it. Very probaf
bly the first callers fnlly expei-ted to be
told that Miss Marshall was not well
and begged to bo excused. T'.iat would
have settled the matter to their entire
satisfaction. Bnt, on the cont -ary, Miss
Marshall, looking every bit as fresh and
cool and animated as ever, came trip
ping lightly down the stairs the moment
they were announced. She perfectly
well knew that they would I e coming,
and was fnlly prepared to meet them.
She had heard, too. of Mr. Hi arn's sud
den departure; a brief note had come to
Mrs. Lane early in the morning, over
which that bonny matron l ad had a
good cry. Tho visitors only succeeded
in finding Miss Marshall as biilliantand
entertaining as ever, but more provok
ingly inscrutable. It was impossible
to determine from her manner of speak
ing of Mr. Hearn -and his departure
whether there was an engagement or
Nor was any one a whit wir at the
end of the week. ' If she is ngaged to
him," said tho dames and damsels, "she
is receiving rather too much attention
from tho major, who lots no day goby
without its call, and th? calls are grow
Mabel Lane, wha had lookf d pale for
a day or two, was lilitho and sunshiny
as ever, so far as Ryan so iety could
judge, and in the absence of any local
sensation some ieoplo wero disposed to
regard the situation as decidedly dis
heartening. No woman rests content
who suspects an engagement .-ml cannot
Letters from the regimen" gave no
clew. Lane wrote to Mabel c very day
another thing that made him 'julpable in
the eyes of lords less uxorion? and she
was bssieged by the other -vives with
questions as to what was goitg on in the
field. But what he wroto her of Hearn
she wonld tell no one, not even Georgia
who never asked.
"It has been a hard ordeal for Hearn,
as any one can see," wrote the captain.
"He has aged and changed gi eatly. The
youngsters had planned a frt of love
feast for him, but he begged them that
nothing of the land be held, and he lias
really slimmed society since rejoining.
He claims that all hi3 time is taken np
with his troop, and of course vo are very
busy; but thore is something behind it,
and I think yoa know."
She did know, and yet cotdd not tell.
It was her penance for brei iking faith
with Georgia. Tho latter ha 1 forbidden
that she should tell to any c no the fact
that Mr. Hearn had indeed o lered him
self and had been refused.
Bnt Lano learned it soon enough.
From tho moment of lii.-i ro'.urn to the
regiment tho young soldier spent most
of his time, when off duty, in the society
of the captain, and ono night ia the full
ness of his Borrowing heart he told his
friend of the bitter disappointment that
had como to him. He loved her deeply,
had asked her to be his w fe, and she
had gently, even tearfully, bat positive
ly, said no, it oimply could l ot be. He
had begged her to give her reasons, and
she refused. She assured him of her
faith, respect and esteem, but pointed
out to him that in every way possible
since the trial she had striven to avert
the declaration which she f -ankly con
fessed she could not bnt foref.ee. He was
forced to admit this, and could no
longer press her for reasoa-i, since she
had plainly discouraged his t nit Yet it
was hard very hard.
Lane simply could not understand.
"Is there any one else?" he wrote to Ma
bel, and Mabel 6aid sho was sure there
was not; but sho was equally sure Geor
gia meant no. Mabel herseif was even
more perplexed than tho captain, since
Georgia had gently but raolutely for
bidden any further mention of the sub
ject between them. And now, with the
utter inconsistency of her sex, pretty
jtlrs. Lane was all eagerness to discover
ai flmnliHT t.h liflwinr no mo.rIi
which & month ago she wonld have op
posed because it seemed inevitable.
Than came a joy in which Mrs. Lane
for the time being forgot her perplexities.
Capt. Fred obtained a seven days' leave
from the regiment and flew as straight
to her arms as a circuitous railroad route
could carry him. He greeted Miss Mar
shall as cordially aa ever, bat he did not
call her Portia as he had intended, be
cause Mabel warned him in a letter that
it served to revive associations which
were not all joyous. "I called her Portia
long before she met Mr. Hearn," was
Lane's Btout reply; "but if she doesn't
like it, that's enough." Maj. Kenyon
was bidden to dinner the evening of hia
homecoming, and of conrso many of
the garrison peoplo happened in, and so
there was nothing but gentral chat.
But two evenings later, when the major
was sitting in tho big armchair and dis
coursing on soma of his favorite hobbies,
ho broached anew tho matter of Judge
Hearn's letter urging hia son to quit the
"Havo yon never heard Hearn's an
swer, major?" said Lane. "He read it
to me before sending it, and I thought it
so good that 1 kept a copy. Here it is."
Miss Marshall was sitting at the table
under the bright lamp as Lane began to
read. Mabel noticed that Bhe leaned
forward, shading her eyes with her
"I hav thought it all over, my dear
fattier. The offer yon make me is one
for which I thank you with all my heart.
Few men could quit tho service under
better auspices, or return to a home
more loved or friends more loving, and
yet I cannot. Ten years of my life,
perhaps tho best ten, have been spent in
a profession which with every year pre
sents new fields, new studies and new
requirements. 1 have worked honestly,
have won friends and, in all modesty
may say, a good name. Admitting all
you write of this recent attempt of the
papers to blacken it, my friends here
tell me that it but proves the strength
of my record that even concerted news
paper assaults could not harm me in the
eyes of right thinking people.
"I love the duties. I am deeply at
tached to many of my comrades. I can
be a very fair soldier, and might only
make a very oor lawyer. For these
reasons I think I ought to Btand where 1
am. But there is itill another reason.
"Father, when I bound myself to the
United States as a cadet I received at
the hands of the nation a schooling such
as I could get at no otiier institution in
tho world and was molded by the na
tion for its service. If in nfter years I
found myself tetter fitted to serve in
some other way. then there might be ex
cuse for tendering a ' resignation. But
when I feel and know that I am far more
soldier than I can ever be anything else,
it all the more convinces me "that my
efforts belong now and for a lifetime to
the nation tbn.t trained me and that I
have sworn to serve.
"The dear ones at home know me bes
it is true. The class in whose supposed
interests I have been so unjustly assailed,
it is also true, is very different from that
in which we move, But, in the broad
light of a soldier's duty, neither the love
of the one nor the unreasoning hate of
the other should swerve me. The hard
est knocks a soldier has to boar come
sometimes from the very men whom he
is sworn to defend. You would not
have me yield because of a stinging
wound or two, nor would I be worthy of
yonr name if I faltered now. It is my
belief that, despite apparent apathy,
there is still north or south a place in
the hearts of tho peoplo for every soldier
who seeks faithfully to serve them, and
in that faith God helping me I shall
follow the old flag to tho end."
"By Jnpitor!" said Kenyon, as he
sprang tt his feet and strode excitedly
up and down the room. i:n"t that
enough to make ono damn the ItVrtv of
the press, to think that a month ago it
was holding up th.it fine fellow for
everything that was low ;:nd contempti
ble! Miss Marshall, if I were Why,
"Just ctepped into the dining room a
moment, said Mrs. Lauj promptly,
though her eyes were brimming. "Now,
isn't that Mr. Heara all over?"
Eat Georgia Marshall had not gone
into tho djning room. Mabel fonnd her
over at tho end of the veranda gazing at
tho distant night lichls across the dark
and silent vallev.
September came, and the Eleventh
would soon be on its homeward march.
Letters to tho regimor.t made frequent
mention of eld Kenyon'a devotion to
Miss Marshall, and even. Hearn had to
hear occasional bits of conversation that
-told him that in quitting Ryan he had
abandoned tho field to a rival. But
when orders reached them there was
other news: Miss Marshall was to re
turn to tho oast at once. "Despite every
plea," wrote Mabel, "sho persists in it.
and adamant is no moro yielding than
is her determination. I am utterly
ueurtbroicen, bnt cannot prevent it.
bhe has ucen making ;rrangenieuts for
a lievr position of nemo hind for the hist
six wiKiks, nnd hho will lave before the
re-iinent gets back."
And when tho Eleventh came march
ing into Ryan lata in tho month, and a
host of tanned and bearded troopers
rode in behind the band on its dancing
grays, Georgia .Marshall bad vanished
from the scene.
Presently Kenyon took a long leave
and disappeared. "Having it out with
his newspaper friends in Chicago," was
Martin's suggestion. But the neat thing
heard of him he had turned no in Cin
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
cinnati and Mabel knew well what that
meant, and waited with bated breath.
For a month there came no further news,
and then he was reported at St. Angus
tine, more crabbed than ever.
"Then he, too, has been rejected," said
Mabel. And she was right. Kenyon
did not rejoin until long after the Christ
Old Blauvelt by this time hud been
sent before the retiring board, which
recommended him for permanent shelv
ing, and he was still on leave until the
needed vacancy should occur. Hearn
meantime remained in command of his
troop, no longer encumbered by the
presence of Trooper Welsh, who had
been formally "sent to Leavenworth."
Corp. Brent had won his sergeant's
chevrons, and was looking forward to
examination for promotion.
Everything was going blithely at the
post, but for the nadness that seemed to
have clouded ono young soldier's life,
nd fcr the anxi ms look on Mabel Lane's
race when Portia was asked for, as
Portia often wr5. "Teaching children
ill the fall and winter was. telling on
her," wrote an old school friend, and
when April como she was reported ill,
though her own letters made no mention
Df it. The family wonld move to their
country seat in a week, and she wonld
be 6o glad, sho aaid, to see the trees and
The first of May had come. Tho
lovely suburbs of a bustling city were
shrouded in tho richest, freshest green.
The sweet breath of tho early summer,
laden with th perfnnio of lilac and
honeysuckle and of myriad blossoms,
was sighing through the foliage of a
park of grand old trees and rippling the
surface of a grassy lawn. Robin and
bluebird, oriole and crested woodpecker
Hashed and flitted through the sunshine.
now splashing in the basin of the fount
ain, now chasing each other in chatter
ing glee through the slanting light and
shadow. Tho drone of beetle and hum
of dragon fly fell soothingly on the
The little knot of Jerseys browsing in
the paddock down the eastward slope
huddled together sleepily in a shaded
corner. Tho tenuis court was deserted,
the mallets lay sprawled about the
croquet ground, and a pair of Maltese
kittens that Lad been scampering about
playing hide and seek among the currant
bushes, seemed at last overcome by the
langorous spell in which all nature was
hushed, and with the confidence of kit
tenhood proceeded to clamber into the
slowly swinging hammock, hung well
back in the shade, wherein was reclining
the one human being visible in tho en
tire picture a tall girl with big dark
eyes and a wealth of somber braids of
hair a girl whose soft cheeks were al .
most as thin and pale as the slender white
hands loosely clasping an open letter that
lay in her lap. And it was this that the
foremost pussy, after clambering by
swift spring3 up tho pathway afforded
by the trailing white skirts, now impa
tiently pawed to one side and curled her
self up in its place; there she was
promptly joined by her playmate. Slow
ly the xhin whito hand was lifted and
gently stroked the fur of ths pretty,
"It is a holiday for us, isn't it, Fluffy
kin?' murmured the girl. "The children
and doggy lxith gone, and it's almost
time for ns to be thinking of ten, tea all
alone. There's the whistle of tho sunset
For a moment the woodcJ sloios on
both sides of tno valley echoed to the
rattle of tho incoming cars, the ishary
hiss of steam, the distant sound of voices
at the little station down tho winding
village street, arched over with rustfiug
foliage. Then ihs clang of the bell aiK.l
the hnrrying cngin-j again pushad north
ward, impatient of delay. A few light
carriages and pony phaetons caiael driv
ing swiftly by; u few of the occ'npants
waved hand or handkerchief to the re
clining figure in the hammock, but far
more passed by on the other side without
a sign or token, and presently silence
and solitr.de again settled down upon
the shaded lawn, and tho last raya of the
westering sun kissed the Iroo tops good
night and slowly died away.
"Surely there should bo another letter
from Mabel to-night; this ono is a weok
old now," said Portia. But. old as it
was, there seemed ono page which de
served re-reading, and the white? hands
sought and found tho letter and lifted it
before her eyes:
"Mr. Hearn has been gone a week
now, and we mis3 him sadly. He baa
almost made his homo hero with us dur
ing the winter, and rarely spent ca even
ing anywhere else. LIi9 father'3 death
seems to have been very sudden, and it
was a great shock. Ho has a month's
leave, with permission to apply for an
extension. Georgia Portia I could
say so much, so very much, if you would
only listen. If you would only release
me from that promise! I was thinking
but yesterday how I blessed the day that
ray pride broke down and gave me Fred
and happiness. Sometimes I cannot but
think that only pride foolish, unwar
rantable pridu stands between you and
a life as blessed as my own."
Impatiently tho letter was hul led upon
the grass, and, half turning, Georgia
buried her wan faco on her arm. Of
what was she thinking? Surely those
were hot tears trickling through the
long white fingers; surely there was
little evidence of stubborn pride in the
abandonment of that silent, lonely
sorrow. All day she had been at leisure,
tho family and children away in town.
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WILL KNOWN-
Stak Block, Opposite Harper House.
bag purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A large rand finer stock than ever. These poods will arrive in a few days. Wait and see them.
H. SIEMON & SON,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cocking Stoves
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AV., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
SSL IR t&L SB,
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Men's fine shoe in the city for the price.
STABY, BERGEE & SNELL,
8eeond and Harrison Sts. Davenport.
0". live. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery.
KAHTJTACrUBXB 07 CKACKIEB ABD BISCUIT!.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best.
aT8peclaltas The Caristj "OYST'SB" and the Christy "WAriB."
ROCK ISLAND. DLL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OT OABPENTEB WOBK BONK.
Genera Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office snd Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company.
Cheaper than Shingles.
V- 6-nd for circular. Telephone
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
' " Y 1706 Second Avenue.
Opera House Saloon
GEORGE SC11AFER, Proprietor.
1001 Second Avenue, (Corner of Sixteenth
The choicest Wines Liquors,
Free Lunch Every Day
Contractor and Builder,
2le"nil "ihop Corner SeverWntb 8t . . T M Trlonrl
nl .'"!th Atphuf. : : ivock iMiiiiu
i nr r of carpenter work specialty.
ST. MES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth Tenue,
J. T.VRYAN, Proprietor.
This bouse has Juit been refitted throughout and Is now In A No. 1 condition. It Is a firt da-'
$1.00 per day House and a desirable family hotel.
Gents' Fine Shoes a specialty.
A share of y oar patronage respactfufly
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Shop corner Twenty-sscoHd street and Ninth avenue. Residence 3985
tafia prepared to saak estimates aill do all kinds of Carpenter wort. GiTe him a trial-
ROCK ISLAND ILL.
T. H. ELLIS. Rock Island. 111.
Cor. Fourteenth St and Second Ay -J
Opposite Harper's Thearro.
Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Sandwiches Famished on Short No
Plant and estimates for all cindsof tiaiWiE
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
of all kinds of
done neatly and promptly .
1618 Second Avenue. Roak Island, VL